Rights and women activists are exerting efforts to convince Jordan’s Senate to amend several articles of the Personal Status Law that allow child marriage, and disregards women’s rights in divorce and inheritance.
Recent Tunisian law criminalises all forms of racism but fight for equality continues in face of country’s history of slavery. Black Tunisians who make a barely visible minority in the country hope that the new law will offer greater equality.
The Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, put forward a bill granting equal inheritance rights for women. The proposed bill would allow exceptions for families that want to continue applying the Sharia-aligned provisions for inheritance.
Women in Tunisia are on the forefront of the country's civil society and activism. Women-led initiatives are now campaigning on behalf of a number of different issues, including gender equality and national security.